In 2015 Wiki Loves Africa took place from 1st October to the 30th November 2015. The 2015 competition resulted in over 7500 image uploads to Commons around the theme Cultural Fashion and Adornment. The photo contest entries were reviewed by a panel of experts, which collectively, identified a Best of Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2015 from the contest.
The theme was Cultural Fashion and Adornment with the competition scope focussed on media that showed representations of cultural dress and fashion; specifically fashion that is defined by local cultural influences and determines cloth, styles, ways of wrapping and hanging, etc. Adornment was also part of the theme, which means that media of culturally defined jewellery, make-up, hairstyles and headdresses, cloths, scarification and tattoos, woven materials, etc. could also be entered.
Another busy afternoon in Kenya by Isaac Kaigi
Fashion designer in St Louis in Senegal by Lucas Takerkart, from France
Lady in Gele, an african head dress in Ghana by Dili Osuhor
The Community Prize of the photo contest was decided between the 5th till the 15th of February. Community members from Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons members chose from the top 39 (these images of course did not include the top 3 winners that had already been selected by the official jury).
All African countries were welcome to participate to the contest. The winning country in terms of participation was… Tunisia with 1242 pictures ! Congratulations to the local Wikimedia Tunisie that put so much energy in the contest !